BC Group’s OSL Brokerage Facilitates Deloitte Hong Kong’s Receipt of First-ever Bitcoin Payment for Services Rendered

Transaction is a pilot for future digital asset settlements to the firm

Hong Kong – 11 December 2019 – OSL Brokerage, the region’s leader in digital asset trading and a member of BC Group (stock code: 863 HK), today announced that it facilitated a payment in Bitcoin (BTC) to Deloitte Hong Kong from one of the professional services firm’s key customers, a global-leading insurer. 

The payment, the first of its type received by Deloitte in Asia, was for services rendered for a strategic digital assets research project it conducted for the insurer and will serve as a pilot for future settlements to the firm. 

“We’re delighted to assist Deloitte as they take their initial steps into the digital asset space,” added Ryan Miller, OSL Head of Institutional Sales. “As this new asset class continues to be adopted by institutions and professional investors alike, we see settlements in Bitcoin and other digital assets becoming standard practice.”

Value transfer is the most proven and effective use case for blockchain and digital assets, and OSL had been exploring the opportunity to pilot a proof-of-concept blockchain transfer of value transaction between institutional players for some time. The Bitcoin payment received by the international professional services firm from its customer shows that digital asset payments can be integrated into existing corporate payment ecosystems. 

“This pilot transaction proves that established players in professional and financial services are seriously exploring a variety of business synergies using digital assets, including adopting digital asset settlements for different payment scenarios,” added Miller.

About OSL and BC Technology Group

Backed by Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company, BC Technology Group (863.HK), OSL is the world’s first SFC-licensed and insured digital asset platform. Founded in 2018, OSL has an established history in the sector and is recognised by many as the leader in providing comprehensive regulated and licensed digital asset solutions.

OSL offers Markets services (brokerage, exchange, and custody) and SaaS technology solutions, which deliver institutional clients in addition to professional and retail investors access to the best-in-class digital asset platform, along with a fully regulated liquidity pool. OSL’s secured and insured hot and cold wallet infrastructure also ensures the safekeeping of digital assets with timely transaction settlements.

As the digital asset industry continues to evolve, so does OSL. OSL's simple and tailored approach compliantly navigates international clients through the evolving digital assets environment.

For more information, visit: osl.com and bc.group

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